Case Dismissed! RED’s Lawsuit Towards Nikon Ends

By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 28, 2023 @ 02:30 AM (EST)
Supply: PetaPixel

Virtually a yr since professional cinema digital camera maker RED sued Nikon for infringing on its video compression patents, the 2 firms have agreed to a joint dismissal of the lawsuit “with out prejudice.” That successfully means Nikon is permitted to proceed providing compressed inner RAW video recording in cameras just like the Z9—which gained the information compression tech in a giant 2.0 firmware replace in April 2022.

There might be numerous causes behind the so-called Rule 41 dismissal, and we will solely speculate what they might be, however evidently neither social gathering had the abdomen to undergo with the litigation and all of the authorized expense that may have entailed. Given Nikon’s objections to the veracity of RED’s patents, it appears unlikely that the Japanese firm agreed to pay RED for the rights to make use of them. Then again, if RED felt the patents weren’t going to face as much as scrutiny, it might need determined towards pursuing the case so as to hold the patents on the books and keep away from weakening them.

Both method, it’s excellent news for filmmakers—particularly these with extra modest budgets for full-frame mirrorless cameras just like the Z9!